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Chapel Porth and Trelissick

Last full day with our LiveWires and two of our daughters and a busy one it has been – a very windy walk up to Wheal Coates in the morning followed by a good stomp through Trelissick Gardens all illuminated and gorgeous though the rain was relentless.


 
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Posted by on December 30, 2017 in Beauty, Cornwall, environment

 

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Welly Dogs, Fun and Helping

A delightful day was had by all, half the family going into Truro for shopping and we, with LiveWire T, going into Redruth, enjoying the Welly Dogs, going to Home Ground coffee shop for a treat, playing in the park, chopping the tomatoes for the guacamole for supper and finally learning how to do French knitting.


 
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Posted by on December 29, 2017 in Beauty, Grandchildren, Happiness

 

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Daffodils, Decorations and Deer

We were given Daffodils before Christmas and they are still beautiful.

Two of our LiveWires arrived tonight. I found the little Christmas stirrers for their drinks.

I was at the hospital this evening for an MRI on my ankles- the lovely young people were working all evening – and outside the block were a Christmas tree and some charming reindeer.

 
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Posted by on December 28, 2017 in Beauty, Christmas decorations

 

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Boxing Day Blooms

A wild and wet day in the garden with a brief respite for me to take some photos of the bits of colour still in the garden.




The overflowing Sailors’ Barometer indicates the impending downpour.

 
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Posted by on December 26, 2017 in Beauty, garden

 

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Seaweed, Stuffing and Carols

The seaweed along the rope and its reflection in the harbour in Penzance pleased me yesterday.

This afternoon I have made a very pretty stuffing to go with tomorrow’s turkey, Sausage meat with Apple and Cranberries.

 I love getting on with preparations while listening to Carols from Kings on BBC Radio 4. It was something my Humanist Mum and Dad always did on Christmas Eve and I have done it for many , many years too. It is my time in the middle of all the busyness. I then put on the TV loudly in the sitting room and listen all over again while still busy and content in the kitchen.
Happy Christmas to all my readers. May your  days be filled with peace and love and joy.

 
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Posted by on December 24, 2017 in Beauty, Christmas, Food, Happiness

 

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Snow Globe, Sheep and A Front Door 

We spent a delightful evening with the Prideaux Angels last night, a gentle promenade performance with dance, music and narration where the last scene outdoors was the beautiful Snow Globe. It runs until 28th December so if you can get to Padstow, there is a treat in store. You can get a delicious meal in the marquee afterwards too.

Spotted this sheep in a wool shop in Penzance this afternoon and it made me smile.

What a gorgeous door with wreath this is…….l

 
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Posted by on December 23, 2017 in Beauty, Christmas, Cornwall, dance, knitting

 

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Winter Solstice, Dusk and Neil Gaiman

To celebrate the Winter Solstice we have had a spiral of candles lit today.

This evening, at astronomical dusk, we were in The Writers’ Block  at Cornwall College, to be a part of the “wave of words across the UK.” The event, DUSK, part of the Solstice Shorts Festival, was one of 12 around the country starting at 17.07 in Ellon and ours, the last one starting at 17.40. There were stories, songs and poetry on the theme of dusk at dusk and it was brilliant! The creative space was a delight to be in and among the inspiring quotations on the walls was this one from Neil Gaiman which rang so true for us both.

Happy Winter solstice to all my readers. May the increasing light  bring you peace and joy in the coming year.

 
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Posted by on December 21, 2017 in Beauty

 

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Infant Nativity, Boulangerie and Snow Dog

Such a treat this morning as we went to the LiveWires’ school to see T in her Nativity play, ‘Prickly Hay’ a truly entertaining take on the old story with music, dance and humour.Understandably, no photos allowed.

When we picked the pair up from school this evening, we took them to our favourite cafe, Boulangerie Joie de Vie, where we able to treat them to fabulous French pastries and their favourite drinks.

When we arrived home, I still had to finish off Snowdog so that we can leave him here, wrapped up for LiveWire 4 who will be here for Christmas.  T wanted to help so help she did, sewing on the mittens and advising me, along with J as to where the mouth should be. So, he is now wrapped and will probably become a she as soon as B receives him as all her soft toys are female. I made T a Snowdog four years ago and she has been delighted to help create one for her younger cousin.

 
 

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Christmas at Kew

We have just spent a delightful if very wet evening in Kew Gardens on the Christmas light trail. It was spectacular and if you get the chance to go, then do!

While these lights were playing, a choir was singing Carol of the Bells, a wonderful Ukrainian Carol that my choirs sing. We love it and it was very special to hear it tonight.

The children loved that they could see Stickman reflected in one of the puddles.

 
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Posted by on December 13, 2017 in Beauty, Christmas, Christmas decorations

 

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Benches, Rock Steady and Angels

Both LiveWires were playing in the end of term Rock Steady concert this morning so after taking them to school and admiring the benches in the yard we went into the hall to hear five different rock bands! It was great fun but I can’t show you photos of the children in the band. J was on the keyboard and T on the drums! 


I especially loved the display of angels with the faces of some of the children and wish I’d thought of that in my early career when I taught in Plover Primary School.

 
 

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